10 PM with wife walking to car in street or parking lot from restaurant
This is a discussion on 10 PM with wife walking to car in street or parking lot from restaurant within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by retsupt99
Parking lots at night require your head to be on a constant swivel...wife on weak side arm. Walk away from perceived ...
September 13th, 2010 06:08 PM
I can see this starting a bit of a tussle with my girlfriend. She's wanting to get her license.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
"Why do I have to be on your left side?"
"So my strong-side hand is free, just in case."
"Well what if I want *my* strong-side hand free? You're not the only one with a gun you know."
Heh, just saying.
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September 13th, 2010 06:59 PM
This is NEVER an option for me... if my girlfriend/wife/SO./best friends/ are NOT armed... I'm not going to leave them standing alone unarmed, & an easy target. This could be a kidnapping or assault waiting to happen.
Originally Posted by loboleather
September 13th, 2010 07:00 PM
I could ONLY WISH to hear my g/f say that to me!
Originally Posted by paaiyan
September 13th, 2010 08:30 PM
I agree, if the wife would be in a regretible situation...she would def.opt for ccw/chl. Talked a BG out of a situation once and never want to go through it again, had similar situation 15 yrs later and at least have that last resort now if needed. Thought once that I would not be able to handle myself ....wrong; trust yourself, educate, stay confident.
September 13th, 2010 10:14 PM
I think the suggestion is that she wait just inside the restaurant, not standing on the street corner.
Originally Posted by Spec
Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.
- Mike Tyson
September 14th, 2010 07:02 AM
Hey grunting: That is actually what I meant. Not like I will just leave wife standing in the dark--might as well take her with me. My real question, leaving my wife out of the equation is: At 20 ft facing someone who seems to have bad intentions and refuses to give up on me as I try to avoid him or yell out loud that I am not interested in any kind of altercation, is the next step presenting the firearm? If this is not sufficient for him to hold up his hands indicating he made a mistake, or just enough for him to turn around and leave me alone, and he continues toward me, is the next step the ultimate step? Personally, once I have presented the firearm, I have made a calculated decision that I am within another foot or so of his next action to use my firearm.
September 14th, 2010 07:51 AM
I'm very much with Guantes on this. My wife is neither young nor naive. She knows what's going on out there. She doesn't need me to educate her. Just as I respect war veterans who choose not to carry, I respect her decision on this as well. We've been in tough situations before, and she will most likely freeze. I'm fine with that, as it allows me to plan and anticipate.
Originally Posted by Guantes
Last edited by WHEC724; September 14th, 2010 at 03:00 PM.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
September 14th, 2010 02:24 PM
I don't think you want to be presenting you firearm if some guy that looks funny is 20 ft. away you will get in trouble for brandishing unless you can see a gun or knife or deadly weapon in his hands. If he he has not presented a deadly force you can not act like it is. Know the laws for deadly force in your state and act accordingly.
September 14th, 2010 02:42 PM
more people need to understand this dynamic than do...how one chooses to defend or expose themselves is a personal choice...and should be respected...the situation in the op is an extreme and if you are not prepared for it then it is you who has failed...not your spouse...
Originally Posted by Guantes
i am in total agreement to this...the only actions i see with the description given so far is verbal communication of your desire that the alleged muggers keep space and an attempt to avoid the situation by either retreating the way you came or altering your route and checking for them following...i havent read anything that would indicate a draw is necessary....
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